ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Can Autoimmune Conditions be Reversed? Researchers Make a Surprising Discovery

How One Tiny Molecule Turned into One Huge Health Breakthrough

Nutrients Boost Stem Cell Function

Humans have three times more brown body fat

B12 Proven Essential for Every Cell

Soy isoflavones may benefit breast cancer patients

How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study

Exercises to Help Prevent Urinary Incontinence

Higher red blood cell omega 3 levels in women linked to lower risk of mortality over 14.9 year media...

 
Print Page
Email Article

Folate and vitamin B12 levels in abnormal pap smears: A case control study – Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, 2007

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By H Yiksel, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • February 22, 2008


Objective: This study aimed to explore the risk of abnormal cervical cytology in relation to serum folate and vitamin B12 levels, and demographic characteristics.

Patients and Methods: A case-control study was carried out among women attending the gynecology clinic for cervical cytology screening.

At the follow-up clinic visit:

  • Fasting blood samples were collected from 103 cases with abnormal cervical cytology of the cervix and 175 controls with cytological normal smears,
  • And serum folate and vitamin B12 levels were measured.
  • Data from cases and controls were compared. Logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the relative odds of abnormal cytology with increasing vitamin B12 levels.

    Results: There were no significant differences between cases and controls in demographic characteristics and mean folate levels (p > 0.05).

    The mean vitamin B12 level of [abnormal] cases was significantly lower than that of controls (p < 0.001). Dichotomized logistic regression analyses of vitamin B12 levels were significantly different (p < 0.001). The predicted percentages at a cut-off value of 0.5 were as follows: sensitivity 70.0%, specificity 74.6%, positive predictive value 71.8% and negative predictive value 72.6%. The logistic regression analysis of the 1st and the 4th quartiles of vitamin B12 levels showed a significant difference p < 0.001, OR: 1.525 (CI, 1.175-1.875).

    Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that lower vitamin B12 levels are associated with abnormal cervical cytology. It is recommended that women should consume not only folate-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables but also vitamin B12-rich foods such as meat, fish, milk products and eggs in a balanced way.

    Source: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2007;28(6):526-30. PMID: 18179156, by Yuksel H, Odabasi AR, Cetin G, Eben M, Nergiz S, Onur E. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey.





    Post a Comment

    Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
    Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

    Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
    Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


    Article Comments



    Be the first to comment on this article!

    Post a Comment


     
    NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

    Featured Products

    Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
    Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
    Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
    Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
    Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
    Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
    FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
    The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
    Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
    Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

    Natural Remedies

    Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency? Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?
    Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health
    Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'
    Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
    Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health

    CONTACT US
    ProHealth, Inc.
    555 Maple Ave
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    (800) 366-6056  |  Email

    · Become a Wholesaler
    · Vendor Inquiries
    · Affiliate Program
    SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
    Credit Card Processing
    SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
    Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

    CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

    © 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map